Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans

The Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans

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From the 19th century African music gatherings in Congo Square to the birth of jazz and its offshoots, New Orleans is one of America's most important music cities, and with the Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans collection, listeners get a well-rounded taste of the Crescent City's musical gumbo. The collection touches on traditional jazz torchbearers (

Overview

From the 19th century African music gatherings in Congo Square to the birth of jazz and its offshoots, New Orleans is one of America's most important music cities, and with the Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans collection, listeners get a well-rounded taste of the Crescent City's musical gumbo. The collection touches on traditional jazz torchbearers (Dr. Michael White), classic R&B (Jessie Hill, Earl King), down-home funk (the Meters), Mardi Gras-ready brass players (Kermit Ruffins, Hot 8 Brass Band), global-influenced groovers (Los Hombres Calientes), and artists on the rise (Papa Grows Funk). While it's impossible to capture the full spectrum of New Orleans music on a single disc -- women artists are underrepresented, and the NOLA hip-hop scene that's emerged since the 1990s is skipped entirely -- this Rough Guide is a spirited introduction, and as a bonus is accompanied by a second disc featuring emerging heavy funk purveyors Dumpstaphunk. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2012
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633127225
catalogNumber:
1272

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Ivan Neville   Composer
Kermit Ruffins   Composer
James Andrews   Composer
Austin Hall   Composer
Warren Hayes   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Wardell Quezergue   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Monk Boudreaux   Composer
Summers   Composer
Raymond Weber   Composer
New Orleans Nightcrawlers   Composer
Russell Batiste   Composer
Nick Daniels   Composer
Ian Neville   Composer
Mike Chadwick   Sleeve Notes
Dumpstaphunk   Composer
Jesse Hill   Composer
Gaines   Composer
Irène Rognier   translation
Rickey Paulin   Cover Photo
Gerald Tilman   Composer

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